Past Events

Lehrman Poster
April 23, 2009
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Lewis E. Lehrman, Author of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point, and recipient of National Humanities Medal
Lewis E. Lehrman was a recipient of the 2005 National Humanities Medal for his work in American history. He co-founded the Lincoln & Soldiers Institute with philanthropist...
Gerhart Poster
April 21, 2009
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Michael J. Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law, Director of the Center for Law and Government, University of North Carolina Law School;
Author of The Power of Precedent
Michael J. Gerhardt is the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law, and Director of the Center for Law and Government at the University of North Carolina Law School...
Conference Description
April 17, 2009 to April 18, 2009
This conference brings together leading scholars in the fields of constitutional law, history, and political philosophy to examine church-state legal doctrines in American constitutional thought and discuss how the advance of secularism has changed the social and political dynamic of law and religion in our public life. Intended to promote comprehensive and meaningful discourse on the interaction between law and religion, the conference addresses five timely and enduring questions, with presentations followed by a moderated discussion among a select group of scholars, attorneys, and judges.
What are the United States’ basic moral responsibilities to promote religious liberty abroad? Thomas F. Farr, former American diplomat; Visiting Associate Professor of Religion...
Cosponsors: The Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University, The Tikvah Project in Jewish Thought, Princeton University, The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College, The Center on Religion and the Constitution, Witherspoon Institute
Moore Poster
April 15, 2009
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Charles Moore, The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator
Charles Moore is a British journalist.  He was editor of The Spectator and then of The Daily Telegraph, and resigned in order to write The Life of...
Cosponsor: The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
Robinson Poster
March 31, 2009
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Daniel N. Robinson, Oxford University
Daniel N. Robinson is a member of the Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University, where he has taught since 1991.  He is also Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, Georgetown University,...
Orwin Poster
March 26, 2009
Clifford Orwin, Professor of Political Science, Fellow of St. Michael’s College, Director of the Program in Political Philosophy and International Affairs, University of Toronto
 
Author of The Humanity of Thucydides (Princeton University Press)
Allen Poster
February 18, 2009
James Madison Program Black History Month Event
William B. Allen, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University; Former Chairman of the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights
Author of the new book Rethinking Uncle Tom: The Political Philosophy of Harriet Beecher Stowe
William B. Allen, is Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, and 2008-09 Visiting Senior Scholar in the...
Cosponsor: Center for African American Studies
Burlingame Poster
February 2, 2009
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Michael Burlingame '64, Sadowski Professor of History Emeritus, Connecticut College  
Author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life
Laycock Poster
December 8, 2008
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Douglas Laycock, Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Cosponsor: Program in Law and Public Affairs
Cohen Poster
December 1, 2008
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Arthur L. CaplanUniversity of Pennsylvania; Eric Cohen, Executive Director, Tikvah Fund; Robert P. GeorgePrinceton University; Eric S. GregoryPrinceton University; Robert W. Jenson, Author and Theologian
In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology, by Eric Cohen (Encounter Books) We live in an age of unprecedented human power—over birth and death, body...

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